Preserving the harvest – canning, drying, freezing

Canning and dehydration are great ways to preserve almost any food — vegetables, fruits and even meats. The Extension Service provides one of the most comprehensive go-to sources of information for home canning and food preservation. Here are some of my recent adventures in home canning and drying. Continue reading Preserving the harvest – canning, drying, freezing

Plan ahead to preserve the harvest

Eating fresh produce from the garden is truly one of the pleasures of the season. Fresh salads, tomatoes, peppers and onions highlight the summer table. I can still remember the first big Sunday dinner of the summer at my grandparents’ house — a table full of nothing but corn on the cob, green beans cooked with new potatoes (with, of course, some form of pork), … Continue reading Plan ahead to preserve the harvest